Meet the Phoenix: Ellyn Hansen
Editor's Note: Throughout the 2010-11 school year, junior women's tennis player Morgan Weuve will introduce Phoenix fans to some of her peers and fellow student-athletes. The Green Bay native will conduct interviews with various student-athletes and share her findings with feature stories on GreenBayPhoenix.com.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) -
Senior women's golfer Ellyn Hansen (Milton, Wis.) is in her final year as a student-athlete at Green Bay. Hansen recently finished up her last fall season and has mixed reactions about the conclusion of her career in the spring.
"It hasn't sunk in yet that it is my last year of competition. We still have our spring season, but when that concludes it will be an array of emotions," said Hansen.
During Hansen's time here she proved to be a critical addition to the team. Her first year corresponded with the founding of the first women's golf team at Green Bay. Since Hansen was the first player to sign, she took part in the formulation of the new team and took on a leadership role from day one.
"Since we were all freshmen, there was no one to show us the way," said Hansen. "It was a new experience and everyone was trying to find their place within the team and school. Despite the challenges, it's been an awesome and rewarding experience."
After the initial start-up, Hansen continued to excel throughout her four years. She decreased her average each year and now has the lowest average on the team for the year. Hansen's lowest score was 75 achieved at the Butler Fall Invitational on Oct., 5.
Not only has Hansen found success on the golf course, but also in the academic setting as well. In her pursuit of a mathematics major with an emphasis in statistics and minors in business administration and economics she has maintained a GPA of 3.7. Hansen has also received Horizon League all-academic honors every semester.
Hansen will return to action in the spring to finish out her successful collegiate career.
"My plans after this year are possibly entering the workforce as an actuary or in my ideal field of sports statistics," said Hansen. "Another option is coming back for a fifth year as an assistant coach and picking up another major."
Getting to know Ellyn Hansen...
On the course:
The first time I golfed was...when I was four years old on a mini golf course but I did not golf competitively until my sophomore year of high school.
My favorite course is...Lost Marsh in Hammond, IN.
My goal for myself this season is...to make an all-conference team and achieve a scoring average of 76.
My goal for the team this season is...to finish in the top three at the conference tournament.
Off the course:
The music that I listen to the most is...rock.
My favorite Pandora stations are...Breaking Benjamin, Michael Jackson and Duran Duran.
My favorite types of books are... murder mysteries.
My favorite sport is...basketball.
My favorite TV shows are...Top Chef, Glee and every Sunday I like to watch Outside the Lines followed by The Sports Reporters.
My favorite movie is...Rudy.
If I could learn to do anything, it would be...to play the drums.
When I have free time, I...hang out with friends and catch up with relatives via the phone.
One food that I will not eat is...seafood...except for crab rangoon.
One interesting fact about me is...I was born in California and lived there until I was five.
To learn more about Ellyn, watch her video bio.